Work health and safety (WHS) is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment. The goals of work safety and health programs include to foster a safe and healthy work environment. WHS may also protect co-workers, family members, employers, customers, and many others who might be affected by the workplace environment.
Work safety and health can be important for moral, legal, and financial reasons. Moral obligations would involve the protection of employee’s lives and health. Legal reasons for WHS practices relate to the preventative, punitive and compensatory effects of laws that protect worker’s safety and health. WHS can also reduce employee injury and illness related costs, including medical care, sick leave and disability benefit costs. WHS may involve interactions among many subject areas, including occupational medicine, occupational hygiene, public health, safety engineering, industrial engineering, chemistry, health physics, ergonomics and occupational health psychology.
We offer the following Work Health and Safety courses:
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